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Summer camp shadow counselors for campers with special needs
JCC of Central NJ
1391 Martine Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Principal Responsibilities:

Are you looking for a summer job? Do you enjoy working with children of all ages? If so, we have many positions available to consider.

The JCC of Central NJ seeks spirited and compassionate college students or graduates to work at Camp Yachad as full-time shadow counselors. Shadow counselors work 1 on 1 with a camper with special needs between 24 months to 8th grade. For the past 20 years, the Camp Yachad Shadow Program has provided 30+ campers each year with disabilities individualized supports so they can be seamlessly integrated into a camp group with their typical peers.

Although shadow counselors interact with all campers in the group, they are responsible for the care and well-being of their assigned camper. As a recreational summer program, our top priority is supporting camper socialization and independence. A successful shadow counselor is one who can assist their camper discreetly and blend into the group!

Minimum Qualifications:

Key responsibilities include:


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

The JCC of Central NJ's mission is to educate, enrich and empower our community - from generation to generation.

The JCC is a non-profit agency which offers educational, recreational, fitness & wellness, cultural and communal programs and activities for people of all abilities and all stages of life.

The JCC promotes a diverse workforce where all employees are treated fairly. All employees must work together with mutual respect. The Center complies with all applicable state and federal laws and expects employees to do the same.